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The Railway Arms (Triple fff)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Triple fff - Alton's PrideExcellent3
Triple fff - MoondanceExceptional2
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogExcellent2
Triple fff - Midnight RamblerExceptional1
Triple fff - Rock Lobster (has previously been 4% & 4.5%)Exceptional1
Triple fff - Comfortably NumbExcellent1
Triple fff - Stairway To HeavenExcellent1
Triple fff - Alton's PrideGood1
Andwell - King JohnNot Tried0
Dark Star - RockheadNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Watercress LineNot Tried0
Triple fff - Elder SkelterNot Tried0
Triple fff - I Can't Remember !Not Tried0
Triple fff - Old DrayNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Railway Arms, Alton, Hampshire
Picture 2. The Railway Arms, Alton, Hampshire
Picture 3. The Railway Arms, Alton, Hampshire

Visits Details

09 Jan 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Late-afternoon visit and the little front bar is busy to the point that it was difficult to get to the bar counter and I ended up stood rather awkwardly in the doorway. I didnít hang around for long.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80GoodAbove average standard, regular Bitter.
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Not Tried
Triple fff - Moondance4.20Not Tried
Triple fff - I Can't Remember !6.00Not Tried
Andwell - King John4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Rockhead6.00Not Tried
30 Mar 2012 (HSB)
Welcoming pub very conveniently located for the steam railway
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - Rock Lobster (has previously been 4% & 4.5%)5.00ExceptionalSuperb beer
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Excellent
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Not Tried
Triple fff - Moondance4.20Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Watercress Line4.20Not Tried
Triple fff - Elder Skelter3.70Not Tried
29 Oct 2011 (thebrewingman)
Fairly busy in the early evening. with several halloween party goers popping in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Excellent
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Not Tried
Triple fff - Moondance4.20Not Tried
Triple fff - Stairway To Heaven4.30Not Tried
Triple fff - Old Dray4.80Not Tried
08 Oct 2011 (ChrisE)
Very busy Saturday evening. The pub appeared to be a meeting place for people about to catch the Real Ale Train. I did not make a note of all the beers on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Excellent
Triple fff - Moondance4.20Excellent
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
15 Jan 2010 (ChrisE)
A group of us met here for a Friday evening visit, trains all ran on time despite the snow. The pub soon became very busy with a good crowd of welcoming locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - Moondance4.20ExceptionalAmber coloured and hoppy
Triple fff - Midnight Rambler3.90ExceptionalDelicious dark sweet stout. I had to have a second one.
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Excellent
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80ExcellentA superb mild.
Triple fff - Comfortably Numb5.00Excellent
Triple fff - Stairway To Heaven4.30Excellent

About The Railway Arms

The pub sign. The Railway Arms, Alton, Hampshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent8
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2RB.

A popular and friendly pub close to National Rail and Watercress Line Railway Stations. Amazing sculpture of an LSWR M7 class steam locomotive adorns the exterior of the pub, whilst Watney memorabilia forms part of the interior decorations.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: GU34 2RB